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What is the recommended amount of rock per gallon? I'm aquascaping a JBJ 28 LED tank. thanks!
We recommend a pound per gallon as a good ballpark place to start. It will give a nice middle of the road aqua-scape and is what most folks are looking for!
Fiji and Reef Saver offer the smallest size pieces. Personally I prefer reefsaver in these types of situations as it is really easy to stack and create your aquascape.
Yes the rock is sold by the pound, so the quantity you enter in the quantity field is the number of pounds you are ordering.
You will not be able to keep fish with curing rock as the nutrient levels will fluctuate too much. Around 40 lbs would be recommended for weight. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
There made by nature so they are like snowflakes, each piece is entirely different, though most range in the softball to football size.
It will range by size of the pieces however on average a football sized piece will be 5 lbs.
You will not need any acid or other treatment for the rock. By curing the rock in heated saltwater for 6-8 weeks you can remove all dead and decaying elements (Phosphate is not "In" the rock rather it is part of the dead and decaying elements) Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
You certainly can cure the rock in the tank without much issue. You will want the rock to sit in the tank with no lights and high flow for 4-8 weeks. After which you can perform massive water changes of 100% and ensure the nitrogen cycle has begun. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
All rock is sold by the pound. On average a football sized piece will weigh between 5-10 lbs. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Yes the reef saver rock can be shipped to Canada.
Would it be recommended to toss in a bit of live rock from a local pet store all into the container I'm going to be curing these in?
If yes - is only a heater and a couple powerheads sufficient for equipment, or do I need to introduce a filter now if wet live rock is included?
And lastly - would it make a difference if I include 1lb of live rock vs 5lb? Or only the rate at which the reef saver will become populated?
If your going to cycle the rock in the tank, I would just do your aquascape, add the sand, add the water, and then let the whole system cycle together.
The Reef Saver Rock is the cleanest of the rock so you don't have to worry about a cycle when adding it to an existing tank. You will get the best results by giving the rock a bit of a cure before adding it to the tank though. The simplest thing to do is to grab a container large enough to submerge the rock. Fill it up with your rock and some saltwater, throw a heater in it and let it sit for 4-6 weeks.
You will want to cure the rock still to build up a safe amount of bacteria and remove any dirt and contaminants as it is still removed out of the ground, Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We recommend curing the rock in a separate container to remove any excess nutrients before placing into the tank and starting the tanks cycle. If you prefer to cure in the tank we recommend curing for the same period and starting the cycle with the mature pro later. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We sell all of our rock by the pound. We ask that you give us an estimate of how many lbs of rock you are looking for (Ex. 1 lb per Gallon) The pieces shown in the product photo are not actual pictures of the rock you will receive, more of an idea of shapes and sizes, the typical Reef saver will range between 5-15 lbs for a football sized piece.
Each piece is different which is why its sold by the lb. Pretty typical for most pieces to be in softball to football size range with a football size piece weight somewhere in the ball park of 7-8lbs.
We typically recommend 1 pound per gallon around 20 pounds total. Unfortunately we do not offer international shipping outside of the US and Canada. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The great thing about Reef Saver rock is that it is real reef rock. The advantage is that it comes from a land-based dead coral reef that is quarried in the US, so there is no impact to the ocean reef rock, and it's also significantly lower in residual organic material.
Have a great day!
I would use water that is the same temperature as you will have the tank at. Pretty good bet that will be somewhere around 78 degrees or so. You don't need to do a water change while curing the rock but you want to get rid of all of that water when your done. If your curing in a separate container you can just move the rock to the tank. If your curing in the tank then do a 100% water change.
About 60lbs total should be great for a tank that size.
The 20lb minimum isn't because we don't want to let you buy less then 20lbs, its because a single rock weighs atleast 20lbs :-) Rocks with base are typically quiet large so if your looking for smaller/lighter pieces, the pieces without a base will be what your looking for :-)
We would always recommend cycling any rock outside of an existing aquarium before adding to a tank with livestock, though as far as rock goes the Reef Saver rock is by far the cleanest rock out of the box.
Depending on the size they can typically range from 5 - 10 lbs per piece. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We would advise cycling any type rock from any source because it just isn't worth the risk of your live stock not too. As far as the rock goes though, the reef saver is by far the cleanest of any of the rocks right off the bat.
The Reef Saver rock is much harder and not nearly as easy to manipulate. If you want to chisel out caves and the like I would highly recommend going with the pukani :-)
Great questions. For a tank your size 45-50lbs of rock should be right in the ballpark of what your looking for. Sand wise with the dimensions of your tank, coincidentally your also looking at 45lbs to get you about a 2" sand bed (half as much for a 1" sand bed). With most sands being sold in 20lb or 40lb bags, I would pick up a 40lb bag (or 2x 20lb bags) and you should be in great shape.
The rock isn't alive so it itself doesn't need to be acclimated. We would however recommend cycling any rock from any source being atleast cycled before adding to an existing aquarium to make sure there isn't any risk to your existing livestock.
BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock can be shipped to Canada.
BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock, our environmentally friendly rock, works great for aquascaping. This rock is 100% free of nuisance algae and pests which can cause complete tank shut downs and is guaranteed to be free of apitasia, bubble algae, parasitic isopods, mantis shrimp, acro eating flat worms, little red bugs, fire worms, predatory nudibranchs, pyramidellid snails and other common pests. BRS Reef Saver rock comes in unique shapes that fit well together to make interesting and unique structures. BRS Reef Saver Rock arrives at our warehouse pre-soaked and rinsed. This is by far our cleanest rock.
How much rock do I need?
Knowing exactly how much Dry Live Rock you will need can be one of the hardest questions to answer since every tank and rock will be slightly different. A general guideline for Reef Saver Dry Live Rock, we suggest 3/4 to 1 pound of rock per gallon of display tank volume and may vary depending on your overall goal for the aquascape. We always recommend purchasing a little extra dry rock to ensure that you will have enough to complete the aquascape you are looking for, any extra rock can always be broken up and placed in your refugium, overflows, and sump for added filtration.
BRS makes every effort to securely pack the Rock. However, the UPS automation is not always gentle on heavy products like this and they do not consider this product insurable. Because of this, there is some inherent risk with shipping rock like this across the country and it is impossible to replace or refund broken pieces. If this happens most pieces can be repaired with epoxy.
Great product, great price By William on 5/22/2017William would recommend this product to a friendAs BRS states, they range in size, you may or may not have to do some chiseling to get the fit and look that you want.
I strongly recommend taping off an area of your driveway or floor to the same dimensions of your tank and building your aquascape there, fit your pieces and epoxy them as needed, take a picture for reference and then place them in the tank and finalize your aquascape.
These rocks are heavier than pukani and more dense.
I was able to achieve the results I was looking for and I am very pleased with the outcome. The rocks have been in my main tank for 2 years and they look great covered in coraline algae.
Excellent Product By Sean on 5/11/2017Sean would recommend this product to a friendReef saver is amazing looks great day is great and the critters love the caves and crevices!!
nice pourous dry live rock By T. on 5/10/2017T. would recommend this product to a friendVery clean pourous rock. Easy to work with. Good stuff.
Good stuff By Justin on 5/7/2017Justin would recommend this product to a friendEasy to scape.
Waste By Tyler on 5/4/2017Tyler wouldn't recommend this product to a friendWatched one of BRS dry rock/landscape videos so I figured I would order some Pukani and reef saver rock which was a mistake. All the rocks I purchased looked exactly the same not one piece had a unique look I even included the dimensions of my tank and wanted smaller pieces instead I got one rock that is as big as my tank and the others not much smaller. Even breaking some of these rocks down wouldn't do much for them.
Awesome By Joseph on 4/30/2017Joseph would recommend this product to a friendJust got my order of this rock. Actually got more then I order for the same price. Very well packaged. I just started to cycle the rock. You will need to clean the rock before placing into a tank. I just took mine outside and sprayed it off with a garden hose. Very dirty, once cleaned it should cycle just like all others.
Not Even Reefsaver Rock By Tristan on 4/29/2017Tristan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe rocks I received weren't even reefsaver rock. They were just small boulders with no holes or crevices at all in them. I'm very disappointed in BRS as I have bought other products from them before and they were fine, but I honestly wouldn't buy "reefsaver" from here again.
Great Rock! Request the size you want... By Timothy on 4/24/2017Timothy would recommend this product to a friendI read a couple reviews that said you can request the size you want.. So I got my football size, and 2 softball sizes.. Rocks are awesome! Clean, porous, and no breakage!
Just what i needed to fill in my new reef tank..
No Phosphates! By John on 4/20/2017John would recommend this product to a friendSo I am setting up a new tank and was going to buy live rock from the LFS but heard of some horror stories about getting nasty hitchhiking critters. I currently have no pests in my tank and didnt want to start now. So I ordered the BRS reef saver dry rock but some said even dry rock would have a lot of phosphates in them and they would have to be leached out before putting in the DT. I got a large trash can put the rock in and let it soak in fresh salt water with a power head and heater for 24 hours...then tested the P04 and my Hanna checker said 0.00. I didnt believe the meter so I soaked some food pellets in ro water for a few min then tested and got a reading of .64. So I tested the dry rock container again for the next several days and am still getting 0.00 on the Hanna checker! Dont know if I just got lucky with this batch of rock but really happy about No Phosphates! now I can just cycle the rock for a few weeks and it will be ready to go into the DT without the worry of leaching phosphates for the next 6 months or longer! Great Product.
Pretty sure my rock shipped moist. By Lindsay on 4/15/2017Lindsay wouldn't recommend this product to a friendNot completely dry. I've had this rock for over a year now and I never thought I would have to say something bad about it. After a year of having the rock in my tank, I wanted to brake a large piece into pieces to re-scape my tank, and the inside of this rock was mush almost milky. I couldn't brake the rock because chisels were getting embedded. Basically I just removed a large piece of my bacteria colony and dropped it in the trash. I couldn't put the rock back in as it was clouding the tank with whatever this rock is made of. I don't know what the repercussions will be. I hope my tank doesn't crash on me.
Great rock, super easy to connect pieces together. By Jonathan on 4/5/2017Jonathan would recommend this product to a friendGreat rock to make aquaecapes! super easy and is cheaper then all the other rocks i have seen, will buy more in the future for sure!!
Great! By Tommy from Indy on 4/3/2017Tommy from Indy would recommend this product to a friendGreat rock at a great price. Very porous rock. Easy to aqua scape with. Will purchase more in the future.